Streamroot CDN Mesh Delivery (formerly Streamroot DNA) distributed network architecture offers Vivendi a competitive advantage with a unique delivery solution designed to increase viewer quality of experience.
New York, NY. April 21, 2017
Streamroot Inc., the leader in hybrid over-the-top (OTT) video delivery, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to help Vivendi SA, a French multinational mass media conglomerate, deliver large-scale OTT video content through its patented Streamroot CDN Mesh Delivery service.
With a wide-ranging multimedia offering that includes Universal Music Group, Dailymotion, Gameloft and Canal+ Group, Vivendi has faced mounting delivery costs from traditional content delivery networks (CDN) as the appetite for OTT video continues to increase exponentially. In a quest to ensure profitable growth while offering a differentiating service for its flagship VOD platforms and live sports and TV streaming channels, Vivendi is implementing Streamroot Mesh Delivery to improve quality of experience and cut operating cost across group companies.
“At Vivendi, we strive to maintain and fortify our position by combining the best content at the highest quality regardless if we deliver via satellite or over-the-top. To offer high quality experiences and manage ever growing audiences for OTT, we needed a partner that understood these challenges,” explains Philippe Rivas, VP, Distribution Technology at Canal+ Group. “Streamroot not only offers consistently high quality across group companies and user platforms, but also unlocks great value with its disruptive business model. This agreement is highly strategic for our group,” Rivas adds.
Streamroot CDN Mesh Delivery has proven to be a crucial foundation for cost-optimized over-the-top video strategies by:
- Ensuring optimized video through a distributed and multi-source approach to content delivery
- Offering unique flat-fee economics that materially lowers the cost of running a large-scale infrastructure
- Heightening video performance and quality of experience for end users
“Streamroot CDN Mesh Delivery is the ideal solution for the group’s comprehensive over-the-top offering, combining top quality viewer experience with predictable cost,” say Streamroot Co-founder and CEO Pierre-Louis Théron. “We are thrilled that Vivendi has placed its trust in Streamroot; it is yet another testament to strong industry support for our innovative services.”
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. Universal Music Group is engaged in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising. It owns more than 50 labels covering all genres. Canal+ Group is engaged in pay-TV in France, as well as in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. Its subsidiary Studiocanal is a leading European player in production, sales and distribution of movies and TV series. Gameloft is a worldwide leader in mobile games, with 2 million games downloaded per day. Vivendi Village, groups together Vivendi Ticketing (in the United Kingdom, the United States and France), MyBestPro (expert counseling), Watchever (subscription streaming services), Radionomy (digital radio), the venues L’Olympia and Theâtre de L‘Œuvre in Paris, and CanalOlympia in Africa, as well as Olympia Production. With 3 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world. Learn more at www.vivendi.com and www.cultureswithvivendi.com
About Streamroot Inc.
Streamroot is a leading provider of innovative OTT delivery technologies for media groups, content publishers and enterprise customers. Powering over 25 million video sessions every day, Streamroot technologies offer broadcasters a key competitive advantage through improved quality of service, greater audience reach and expanded delivery capacity. Plug-in free for viewers, Streamroot delivery solutions integrate seamlessly into broadcasters’ existing video workflows. Streamroot is supported on major web and mobile platforms, as well as Android and iOS set-top boxes, providing comprehensive user coverage.
Founded in 2013, the company was backed by major venture funds and was recently acquired by the technology leader CenturyLink, which has placed Streamroot’s product portfolio at the heart of its media delivery solutions alongside its global CDN and IP backbone.
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